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Embodied memories, emotional geographies: Nakamoto Takako’s diary of the Anpo struggle

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Abstract


  • In this article I carry out a close reading of Nakamoto Takako’s book, My Diary of the Anpo

    Struggle (1963). Nakamoto was a writer and activist who was active in leftwing politics, the

    labour movement and the proletarian literature movement in the 1920s and 1930s and returned

    to the movement after 1945. Her published diary recounts her participation in the struggle

    against the renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty and her other political activities. The book

    is a mixture of personal memory and political history and provides us with a distinctive ‘map’ of

    one person’s emotional geography of Tokyo.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. 2011, 'Embodied memories, emotional geographies: Nakamoto Takako’s diary of the Anpo struggle', Japanese Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 319-331.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858310802

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2920&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1874

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 319

End Page


  • 331

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10371397.2011.619174

Abstract


  • In this article I carry out a close reading of Nakamoto Takako’s book, My Diary of the Anpo

    Struggle (1963). Nakamoto was a writer and activist who was active in leftwing politics, the

    labour movement and the proletarian literature movement in the 1920s and 1930s and returned

    to the movement after 1945. Her published diary recounts her participation in the struggle

    against the renewal of the US-Japan Security Treaty and her other political activities. The book

    is a mixture of personal memory and political history and provides us with a distinctive ‘map’ of

    one person’s emotional geography of Tokyo.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Mackie, V. C. 2011, 'Embodied memories, emotional geographies: Nakamoto Takako’s diary of the Anpo struggle', Japanese Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 319-331.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84858310802

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2920&context=artspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1874

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 319

End Page


  • 331

Volume


  • 31

Issue


  • 3

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10371397.2011.619174